The BOB 2017 Ironman Duallie Stroller is marketed by BOB as a lean and efficient jogging stroller and the official stroller of the IRONMAN triathlon. But does it meet the needs of the average jogging parent?
This years new features offer a bigger cargo basket beneath the stroller, one-handed recline adjustment, thru-axle design on the front wheel for added security, UPF 50+ canopies with extra coverage, ergonomic “flip-flop friendly” parking brake pedal.
This review will cover the following topics:
|Ease of Use||Handlebar|
|Ease of Running||Passenger Comfort|
Jogging Stroller Features
This jogging stroller features a fixed front wheel, easy folding, five-point padded harness, independent canopies with large viewing windows, strong but lightweight alloy wheels, adjustable suspension, and a padded handlebar. The stroller is equipped with a foot-operated parking brake, and an accessory adapter allows the parent to attach a BOB Infant Car Seat for an easy travel solution.
The Ironman is similar to other BOB products, with above average ease of use. It is not, however, the easiest to use the stroller on the market. But something has to balance off that sporty look!.
The adjustable tracking control helps the stroller run straight, and the smooth tread tires prevent excessive vibration. The thru-axle design on the front wheel provides added security. Unfortunately, the handlebar does not adjust, which can make runs more tiring.
This model features a large storage bin but it is a bit difficult to access, being very far under the handle. This makes it harder to store larger bags. There is also a large mesh pocket on the outside, and smaller mesh pockets for the little one’s toys or snacks.
The canopy on this model is larger than the average canopy and can cover most children fully to the knees. The large window on the canopy makes for easy check-ins with the child.
Many 5-point restraints can be difficult to snap in and adjust. That is not the case with this model. The shoulder and crotch straps are extremely easy to adjust, and the latch comes undone with the simple click of a button
This model features a handlebar that is higher than average, which may not be comfortable for shorter runners. The padding feels nice, but the bar is not ergonomically designed. The brake on this model is foot-actuated, so there is no brake to get in the way while running.
The padded sling style seat makes for optimal passenger comfort, and can be reclined nearly flat. This stroller also features an adjustable suspension and padded shoulder straps, making it one of the most comfortable strollers for passengers.
This stroller weighs 23 pounds, which is lighter than average for strollers in this class. There are lighter ones available, such as the, The Thule Glide (20.4 lbs) and The Schwinn Arrow (22.4 lbs). If you are looking to shave off a few pounds you may add them to your wallet.
This model folds to a size larger than the average stroller in this class. It can be difficult to fit into smaller trunk spaces.
This stroller is one of the highest quality strollers in its class. The fabric is heavy canvas, and the seats are thermo-molded. The aluminum frame with last for years and all rivets and screws are done tightly, and high quality. The fabric is well stitched, and the metal is well formed.
This is the perfect stroller for the parent who plans on solely running on surfaces like sidewalks and tracks. The yellow jogging stroller also can come as a orange jogging stroller as seen below in the video.